Angel Smith, a former Big Brother Naija participant, stated that trolls constructed obituary posters with her name, pushing online harassment to new heights during her 2021 stay on the reality show.
Angel brought up the horrible experiences she encountered as a result of her honesty about her mental health difficulties during the show’s 2021 “Shine Ya Eye” season in a recent interview with media personality Hero Daniels.
Angel’s experience on the 2021 season of “Shine Ya Eye” was marked by her candid discussions about her personal battles with mental health.
While this was an attempt to raise awareness and destigmatize the topic, it unfortunately made her a target for relentless online abuse.
In Angel words;
“This season on Big Brother, I struggled to be vulnerable a lot because in ‘Shine Ya Eye’ 2021, I talked about my mental health and how much I struggled a lot, and they [trolls] started using it against me. I mean, there were all sorts of narratives that I’m a crazy person, I belong in a mental hospital…”
“It’s hurtful to hear those things. I saw a tweet in 2021, someone said, ‘Very soon she would soon h**t herself.’ Because I spoke about self-h**ting.
“There were a lot of hurtful things I came back out to [in 2021]: People made obituary posters for me.”
— Hero Daniels🇳🇬 🇿🇦 (@hero_daniels) September 29, 2023